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Atlantic

Directed by Ewald André Dupont
United Kingdom, 1929

Synopsis

A heavily fictionalized version of the RMS Titanic story.

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Atlantic Directed by Ewald André Dupont

Critics reviews

Like other films of this transitional period, the movie keeps switching frame rates, and non-dialogue scenes have clearly been shot mute. Sound editing was primitive, and sound mixing non-existent, so that when a character shuts a door, the band music from the next room cuts off with a single splice, just like in The Blue Angel. Despite all this, Dupont does manage to move events to a striking climax, away from the talkie stuff.
March 31, 2016
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…Atlantic strikes a somewhat awkward but affecting balance between romantic tragedy and historical exactitude, punctuating its mostly upstairs drama with downstairs moments. It’s also often a technically astonishing film, not least because of the emphasis on sound effects to portray horror and chaos. Touted as “the first 100 percent sound film” when it was released in Germany, Atlantic is among the most evocative and savvy talkies of this early era
December 02, 2013
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